Fasting isn’t a new idea -- many religions have practiced some form for centuries. Recently, fasting has experienced a renaissance among the health conscious who see it as a way to detox, and look and feel better. There are several methods ranging from an overnight fast to a 1 day or even 2 day fast. Whichever method you choose read on to find the 7 Do’s and Don’ts to help you achieve a successful fast.
Vegetables make your meal more nutritious, more interesting AND more filling. Vegetables are high in fibre so the effort of chewing and digesting them keeps our bodies busy helping us feel satiated. So if they are so vital to a healthy meal why do I frequently get asked how to make a meal with five (or more vegetables)? Here are my simple top five starter ideas.
Many people go wrong in their diets simply because they do not know how to balance their food groups - or in posh speak, their macro nutrients in the main meal of the day. Mistakes are also made because they think they need mounds of food to keep them full or because they do not pay attention to getting enough of the right macro nutrients in them for every meal. I have made tons of my own mistakes so here are my seven basic rules.
My hope for every Mum, woman over 40, busy housewife or time poor professional is that they rediscover themselves. We all want to feel happy and fulfilled don’t we? I believe in sport as a way to motivate ourselves and put ourselves and our health, number one. I found my mojo again after I signed up for a charity bike ride from the pits of exhaustion and low self-esteem. I have gone on to win triathlons and complete an Ironman event. My health has never been better and I am a better, more patient and happier Mum to my two kids as a result.